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Patient - Centered Care News September 2017

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September 2017  Issue No. 25


Registration for the Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference is now open
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network will host its 5th annual Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, April 23-25, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. There will be over 30 workshops, Pre-Conference Intensives and a specialty track for nurses and social workers.
Register by January 31, 2018, for a chance to win two tickets to the New Orleans Jazz Fest! Discounted rate for SCA members.

Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference

Spiritual Care

Spiritual training for doctors

A study conducted by Faith in Practice has shown that doctors who are trained on spirituality are twice as likely to conduct regular spiritual assessment. (Fierce Healthcare)

Palliative Care

Palliative care needed sooner than later

Yale University School of Medicine conducted a study which shows that earlier access to hospice and palliative care are needed to address disability at the end of life. (Globe News Wire)

Palliative Care - Viewpoints

The demand for palliative care rises

The benefits of palliative care continues to grow. Dr. Helen Senderovich explains why she administers this type of treatment as opposed to others.  (The Star)

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End-of-Life Care

Hospice care as an afterthought

Although Medicare has fully covered the cost of hospice care for the terminally ill since 1982, only 43% of people have initiated that type of care. (U.S. News)
Talking about death can be very useful 
It makes sense to inform loved ones on end-of-life care is helpful when it comes to making decisions if the patient is unable to do so. However, putting it into practice is so much harder.


The link between spirituality and the environment
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have reminded people of the power of Mother Nature. While we feel we have an important role on this planet - possibly by our job; our role as a provider - it can be taken away in an instant.  How can this aid in our spiritual journey? (Edmond Sun)

Health Report

Whole person care starts with food
You know the saying: "You are what you eat." This has never been more true than now. Maintaining a healthy diet supports brain, mental and physical health. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

The need for social connection is higher than you think
In the age of social media, people are more isolated. Loneliness can cause severe health problems that were once solely attributed to poor diet and genetics. (American Journal of Managed Care)

Good Reads
Raising funds for a homeless man

Mental health issues has driven a Colorado man to become homeless. However, generosity has gotten him on his feet.
Read more


The Excellence in Spiritual Care Award is a unique recognition. The program is designed to affirm strengths and create a guide for improving the provision of spiritual care based on identified best practices.  Read about the evaluation process.
Contact Rev. Amy Strano to learn more
212.644.1111 x219


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